What would be better

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Theclamshell, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    I am going to be making a documentary and i need a good machine to import hdv, would final cut express work fine for editing that type of footage or would final cut pro be needed

    also, would be buying a mac pro best for this or would an imac be sufficent and if so, which model of imac

    i would probably buy one in about 2-7 months
     
  2. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    Final Cut Express will get the job done very well. You would save a lot of money in buying it.

    A Mac Pro would be the best computer for the job. But an iMac with a 3.06GHz processor would be very good as well. I use a MacBook Pro with a 2.66GHz processor and I get great results. I wish I could buy an iMac like that or even a Mac Pro. Get 4GB or RAM or more. RAM is very necessary in the editing of film.
     
  3. Theclamshell thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks alot, see the thing is to get the imac to a good point would be only a couple hundred less than the mac pro
     
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  5. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    It should be fine if you don't mind using an older version of Final Cut. People have been working with HDV for a lot longer than Macs Pro have been around. Of course, since you'd be buying a used copy, it would be cheaper too.
     
  6. Theclamshell thread starter macrumors 68030

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    what model g5 and what video card would be best, id rather buy a g5 and a nice camera for the same price as a mac pro if i could if i did this i would just get final cut express and put it on

    this seems like the more appealing option

    what about an imac refurb with 8800gs also

    (sorry i just wanna know my options lol)
     

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